Queen’s Hosts Interactive Showcase ‘Global Thinking Locally’ at Belfast City Hall tomorrow


Queen’s University Belfast will be hosting an interactive showcase event at Belfast City Hall to demonstrate the impact the University has on the community in Belfast and across the globe.

The showcase will take place on Tuesday, 30 May 2017 from 10am – 2.30pm in the Great Hall at Belfast City Hall.

There will be over 30 interactive exhibitions from a range of Queen’s world-leading experts and researchers showcasing their work under the themes of Future Cities, Healthy Citizens, and People and Places.

The event will include experiments, demonstrations and exhibits, giving the public a chance to join in and hear about the ground-breaking work taking place by Queen’s staff and students.

The event will include exhibitions and demonstrations from:

  • The Movement Innovation Lab, which uses virtual reality to help those with impaired movement.
  • Institute for Global Food Security, which has conducted research into the high levels of toxic arsenic in rice led by Professor Andy Meharg.
  • The Baxter humanoid robot, which helps manufacturers boost manufacturing and quality.
  • Street Society, the student-led architecture project which helps transform local communities in the Urban Village areas throughout Northern Ireland.
  • Free health checks by experts from the Centre for Public Health.

The event is free and suitable for all age ranges. No registration is required.

For more information, please visit: http://www.qub.ac.uk/Connect/Public-engagement/global-thinking-locally/

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